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Author Topic: Plating air beams and rolling lobe kit  (Read 1876 times)
Chopper Scott
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« on: June 12, 2009, 11:01:43 PM »

I tried search and wasn't getting much for results. For you that have plated and converted those ole MCI's to the rolling lobes setups, where is a good place to get the complete set up. I have gotten my 7 to seal up and it's ok for now but I'm still going to change it and eliminate the beams. I Googled and found some part #'s for the kits but no dealer?  Its going to be a winter project but I would like to get the kits before the wife shuts me down!! Smiley Thanks in advance.  Later
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 04:12:12 AM »

http://www.busconversion101.com/air_suspension.htm

This would appear to be what you need.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 04:34:36 AM »

We got the rolling lobe kits for our MC-8 from Mohawk www.mohawkmfg.com. Our coach had block-off plates n the drive axle when we bought it. The rolling lobe on the drive axle made a noticeable difference in ride quality.  Jack
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 06:53:31 AM »

To aggree with Jack and support it, Mohawk designed the block off plate system.  I kept the beams on mine and the 10 bags I bought ran under1K!  They are very reasonable and have great customer service. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 08:51:24 AM »

IBP does have the block off plates available.  1-800-468-5287 x232

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 11:22:52 AM »

Be sure when buying either type that they include the special nuts and bolts that are hard to reuse and that are nessessary.

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 01:13:54 PM »

My bus bleeds down in the front in two days time and I have considered that acceptable. It has the convoluted type bags. My question is can the blocking plates be used with this type of bag or only the rolling lobe type?
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 02:49:06 PM »

If you bus leaks down, that is usually the leveling valve at fault.  If you are frequently going in & out with no air pressure in the bus tanks, this can cause the front to settle.  The blocking plates are only used with the OEM double convolute airbags.  The rolling lobe have a top plate as part of the assembly.  Jack
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